Manage your bids with an interim Bid Manager

22nd April 2019

Why Use an Interim Bid Manager?

Last updated: Mar 17, 2022 @ 4:13 pm

Depending on your business and what capabilities you have in-house, an interim Bid Manager may be the perfect solution to all of your troubles. If you find the tendering process daunting, put it off or wonder how to even get started, then this is the blog for you.

Understanding our clients

After attending a recent networking event, we realised how many people stress and worry about writing bids. Being open and talking to other businesses about what they’re struggling with is something we’re more than happy to do.

As Bid Writing Consultants we like to create an open platform where any client or even prospective client can unload their worries onto our shoulders.

Understanding our client needs is something that’s incredibly important to us – we often sit back and listen, then ask ourselves how we can fix the problem. We’re currently working hard to achieve a fairer, clearer and more transparent procurement market.

We understand tendering processes can be tricky to wrap your head around, which is why we created simple yet effective services that are tailored to your business’s specific needs.

After discussing bid writing further, we’ve come to understand that it’s almost taboo. Often, we get a shake of the head and get told it’s ever so complicated to figure out and the discussion can often end there.

It’s not an easy process, therefore we want to make it simpler for you.

How to tackle bid management

If you or your business finds tendering stressful or worrying, it may be time to think about an interim Bid Manager. If you don’t have a writing department in-house or anyone who could try their hand at writing bids and managing tenders, the most plausible solution would be to get in touch about an interim Bid Manager.

Bid writing can be very demanding – dependent upon how many deadlines you have or how many tenders you’re bidding for. If you’ve seen an opportunity that would benefit your business for years to come and is an exciting contract, it would be worth your while ensuring your response is the absolute best it can be.

The same goes if you’re hoping to secure multiple contracts – investing in a service like ours can help you see successes in tendering.

How will an interim Bid Manager benefit your business?

This is often the question on everyone’s lips – how you can do it any better than us when we know our business inside out? It’s a fair point, however, the benefits of an experienced professional, familiar with all terms, processes, writing practises mean an all-around executive response that will stand out from the crowd.

Our bid writers also ensure they immerse themselves in your company policies, procedures and culture, understanding how you tick. We think this is really important when we’re writing winning bids for you, so every ounce of your company’s passion is poured into our writing.

An interim Bid Manager is a perfect solution to writing and managing tenders if this isn’t something that your business currently operates with.

When it comes to public sector tenders that are time-consuming, it’s much easier and more beneficial to hire a Bid Manager to undertake the work for you.

Remember some ITTs and RFPs can be over 10,000 words – that’s the equivalent to an undergraduate dissertation! If you simply don’t have the time or need the expertise outsourcing, get in touch with our Tender Writing Consultants.

Advantages of an interim Bid Manager

 You may think you can give bid writing a go yourself, which is great! However, we understand that other businesses worry about getting everything right, uploading all documents necessary and overall being generally correct.

A bid writing professional can increase your chances of success. Their expertise in bid writing is what makes them successful. They are well versed in the tendering process and what evaluators are expecting.

Their success rate will give you a good indication of whether or not they are worth using. If you’ve never tendered before, a professional can definitely increase your chances of success. They produce bids of high quality which is what a buyer is ultimately looking for.

Below are some of the brilliant advantages of an interim Bid Manager: 

  • Experience in writing for multiple sectors means they understand the requirements and what’s needed in order to score maximum marks.
  • Wordsmiths who write to win, ensuring their written work shows your business in the best light whilst appealing to the buyer’s needs.
  • Work will be proofread to a high level of quality, leaving no room for error.
  • Experience of team integration, gathering information and setting deadlines for tender documents or pricing needed.
  • Our bid writers will help you understand which opportunities you should go for and will shred the specification for you, making it easier to understand.
  • Improving your company literature – our bid writers will work with you to develop CVS, Case Studies and Policies, along with a fully branded proposal produced by our in-house creative team.

Furthermore, they can save you time. Outsourcing a tender to an interim Bid Writer can save you time and resources. You’re busy enough as it is running your business. You may not have the time or resources to spare in order to write a winning bid. This is when an interim Bid Writer comes in. Some tender responses require all sorts of supporting documents as well as in-depth, detailed 1,000+ word answers.

A bid writing professional can allow you to keep on with the day to day running of your business, uninterrupted. A tender, depending on the size, may need to be split up with your team. This can take them away from their usual job. Can you afford for your team to be working on the tender as opposed to their regular jobs?

Giving this responsibility over to a professional can keep you running as normal. You can relax knowing that your tender is well taken care of in good hands. After all, most bid writers can write, manage and even submit the tender on your behalf.

Need help searching for tenders?

You may be wondering where you can find a tender for your business. There’s no shortage of websites offering multi-sector tendering opportunities and leads. Ideally, you should be searching for a sector-specific site that posts all unique, public and private sector opportunities.

Our sister company, Hudson Discover, has 11 sector-specific tendering portals.  One centralised and easy-to-navigate portal can help you save time, streamlining the process.

Once signed up, you’ll have access to your own dedicated Account Manager. They’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about public sector contracts. You’ll also get an email alert when new and relevant tenders are uploaded to your sector.

A subscription to one of our industry-specific portals will include:

  • Unlimited portal access. You can browse your industry’s portal to your heart’s content. See the hundreds of opportunities that are available, intuitively categorised and easily accessible.
  • A daily email bulletin. When you sign up to a portal, you’ll receive an email alert when new tenders are uploaded.
  • A dedicated Account Manager. They’ll handle any questions or queries you may have about the portal.
  • A free 20-minutes phone consultation with a Bid Writer. Our expert bid consultants will chat with you about anything tender related.

Discover Elite

Upgrading to Discover Elite can help optimise your tendering efforts – even when you’re busy. Our two new time-saving tools can improve your competitor awareness and success rate when bidding for a contract.

The Ultimate Time Saver package offers your business:

  • A maximum of five tender breakdowns per month.
  • An annual subscription to a maximum of two Hudson Discover sector-specific portals. This option can help businesses that overlap two industries such as Healthcare and Technology, for example.
  • Pre-market and award engagement notices monitored on your behalf.
  • Buyer portal management, including registration, password management, downloading documents and assessing viability based on your bid or no-bid strategy.
  • Weekly phone calls with your dedicated Account Manager to discuss viable tendering opportunities.

The Become a Pre-Bid Master package also includes:

  • All of the above.
  • Up to seven tender breakdowns per month.
  • Bid Strategy delivered by a Senior Bid Manager with a minimum of 5 years of experience. It will also be managed by our Global Bid Director.

What opportunities can I expect from a tender search on a Hudson Discover portal?

We host all kinds of tenders in both the public and private sectors. These are inclusive of, but aren’t limited to:

Now you know how to accurately perform a tender search, you may be wondering how to write a bid. Our Bid Writers have over 60 years of bid writing experience and an 87% success rate. Whether you’re completely new to tendering or aren’t seeing results – we can help. There are four bid writing packages available:

Once you’ve found a tender you’d like to go for, send it over to us. One of our Bid Writers will write the tender response for you. They’ll provide a full Tender Writing breakdown and even submit it on your behalf.

Tender Mentor can give your tender response a once over before you submit. The Bid Writing Team will analyse your response, notifying you of any errors and opportunities for improvements prior to submission.

During the Tender Ready service, our team will create professional policies, procedures, and case studies in your company branding. If you already have this content, we will review everything carefully to ensure that nothing is missed. This service also helps businesses who are new to tendering with terminology and industry knowledge.

The Tender Improvement package can help those who have tendered before but aren’t seeing results. Our Bid Writers will assess your previous responses and work with you to develop improved content.

Get in touch to find out how we can help your business grow.

Vocal

Our support doesn’t end there! Our creative content agency, Vocal, are on hand to help.

The Vocal Team are not afraid to stand up and be heard. And we make sure our clients aren’t either! From small, micro businesses to large organisations, we are vocal about the things that make your business unique.

Our creative service is dedicated to growing your business through striking and thought-provoking content. Our team specialise in six areas, including:

If you’d like to know more about what we can do for your business, introduce yourself to the team!

Contact us today to find out more.

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